The fourth book written by Slade sees the Royal Canadian Mounted Police taking on the re-appearance of Jack the Ripper in one part of the story, and a serial killer throwing a real-life "How to Host a Murder" party in the vein of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None." Slade pulls no punches in his depictions of horrifying violence, and comes up with countless inventive ways to dispatch the cast of guests gathered in the mansion for what should be a weekend's entertainment. Not for the weak-of-stomach, nor for the reader who can't get enough of James Patterson's one-page-per-chapter-style thrillers, "Ripper" goes straight for the guts...and the eyes...and the throat. Slade's always heavy on the historical details, and does he research well. By the end of the book, you'll know plenty about the titular Ripper, as well as the seedy Canadian underworld, the tactics and technology of the RCMP circa 1990, and locked room mysteries. It's a story that will stay with you long after you close the covers, and a great choice for an October chiller.
Detectives Robert De Clercq and Zinc Chandler race against time to stop a vicious killer responsible for a series of grisly and gruesome murders